Five finalists were chosen by H&M, Bloglovin’ and Leandra Medine of Man Repeller, but the rest was up to the people. And the people wanted Maristella Gonzalez. The Panama-based blogger behind A Constellation was awarded with ”Breakthrough Fashion Blogger of the Year” at the Bloglovin’ Awards, recently held in New York.
H&M Magazine and photographer Adam Katz caught up with Maristella the day after the gala, to shoot her in some of the season’s best H&M styles.
HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE WINNER OF BLOGLOVIN’S BREAKTHROUGH FASHION BLOGGER?
”It feels surreal!!! I’m so, so happy! All throughout the night of the awards and since then, I swear my face hurts from smiling so much. I’m so thankful to everyone who voted and overwhelmed by the support of everyone. It’s definitely a night I will never forget.”
WHAT DOES THIS COMPETITION MEAN FOR YOU?
”It means I’m definitely doing something right. I’ve been working so hard on my blog for the past year and a half, trying to get my work out there, to get noticed so that it can become my job and hopefully a platform for more things. This competition means an opportunity, the opportunity I’ve been working for, to take my blog to a broader audience.”